Private Building
[tie] $10 million-$25 million

Institute for Systems Biology

Location: Seattle, WA
General contractor: BNBuilders
Owner/developer: Institute for Systems Biology
Engineers: Rushing, Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Architect: Perkins+Will
Contract amount: $12.5 million

Photo courtesy of BNBuilders
BNBuilders completed an interior building renovation that required careful planning to avoid disrupting another tenant’s lab work.

BNBuilders successfully accommodated an existing tenant with exacting needs when the Institute for Systems Biology relocated its corporate headquarters to the South Lake Union area.

The project consisted of renovating three levels of the building and included multiple wet and dry laboratories, a vivarium, new office space and common areas.

BNBuilders’ work was completed in and around an active facility, and it avoided disruption to the existing occupant. This tenant is another biotech facility that performs contract gene sequencing and collects enormous amounts of data. Its operation is very sensitive to noise and vibration and its mechanical and electrical systems had to be operational at all times.

The project team successfully designed around this tenant and developed work plans to complete construction without affecting the tenant’s operations and data storage center.

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